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Political Science

2019 Dayton2DC Cohort

2019 CohortSophomore, Communication major, Political Science minor

Alexandra is a sophomore from Pittsburgh. She plans to graduate in May 2021 and will continue her education to receive a Masters degree. She has spent a great deal of time working with her hometown county commissioner and other Pennsylvania elected officials but is excited to learn more about larger scale politics. She looks forward to gaining more knowledge as well as connections for future jobs during her time in Washington D.C.

2019 CohortJunior, International Studies and Spanish majors

Natalie is from Batavia, Illinois. She is a junior majoring in International Studies and Spanish with a concentration in Global Education. She is currently seeking an internship in DC for this summer and is interested in Graduate School or continuing work in DC after graduation in May 2020.

2019 CohortJunior, Human Rights Studies and Political Science majors

Maggie is from Naperville, IL and is studying Human Rights Studies and Political Science with plans to graduate in May 2020. She is a student intern at the Human Rights Center and last summer was part of the Malawi Research Practicum. Through this trip she hopes to gain advice from UD alumni on attending law school and to find a possible summer internship.


2019 CohortSenior, Criminal Justice Studies and Spanish majors, Sociology minor

John is a senior from Lake Forest, IL, and will graduate in Spring 2019. He is a Criminal Justice and Spanish double major with a minor in Sociology. He is involved with the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, Omega Phi Delta Criminal Justice Fraternity, Student Government Association, and Pi Kappa Phi Greek Social Fraternity. He plans to attend law school and to work as an attorney for a government entity. He is interested in federal law enforcement. From the Dayton2DC trip, he hopes to gain connections and insight in the world of federal government.

2019 CohortSenior, International Studies major,
Political Science minor

Guisela is an international studies major and plans to graduate in May 2019. She was born in La Paz, Bolivia and grew up in Dayton. She works for the political science department. Her ideal career path includes a role in the state department, particularly in foreign service or a diplomatic field. She has always envisioned working for the federal government and sees a future in Washington DC. She has begun looking at graduate programs and work opportunities in the area.

2019 CohortSenior, Political Science and Human Rights Studies majors

Wellsley is a senior studying political science and human rights studies. She plans to graduate in May of 2019. Wellsley currently works at the Human Rights Center on campus, starting as an intern last summer. With the Dayton2Dc trip, she looks forward to gaining insight on opportunities in the area of human rights.

2019 CohortSophomore, Operations and Supply Chain Management major, Political Science and Business Analytics minors

Lillian is from Richmond, IN and will graduate in spring 2021. Her involvement on campus includes: Sigma Kappa Sorority, Stuart's Landing through Flyer Enterprises, Junior Achievement Classroom Volunteer, the UD Dance Team, and an economics and statistics tutor. She hopes to network in DC and plans to find an internship prior to beginning the DC Flyers Program this summer.

2019 CohortSenior, International Studies
(Global Migration Concentration)
and Development major, Sociology minor

Hannah is from Wilmington, DE and plans to graduate in May 2019. This past summer she participated in the Malawi Research Practicum and conducted research on youth social media and technology use. Through Dayton2DC, she hopes to meet, network, and connect with people in DC in hopes of moving to the area post graduation to work for an NGO.

Junior, Political Science major, Psychology
and Aerospace Studies minors

Tyler is a junior from Dayton and will graduate in spring 2020 earning a bachelors in political science and a commission as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. He plans to attend Air Force pilot training. Tyler has interned with the Chief’s Office of the Dayton Police Department. He plans to utilize Dayton2DC to gain deeper insight to careers in the Department of Defense and federal level intelligence agencies.

2019 CohortSenior, Political Science major, Spanish,
Criminal Justice and Pre-Law minors

Sarah is a senior honors student from Saint Louis. She has gained experience through various internships in both political and legal fields. She has served on the executive board for the pre-law fraternity and volunteered with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. This past summer, she interned in D.C. at the Federal Judicial Center. Through the Dayton2DC trip, she hopes to connect with UD alumni to gain further insight into careers on the Hill, the lobbying field, government agencies, and nonprofits.

2019 CohortJunior, International Studies and French majors,
Political Science minor

Abigail is an International Studies (Concentration in Peace and Global Security) and French double major with a Political Science minor. She will graduate in December 2019. On campus, she has worked for Vote Everywhere, as well as a Research and Policy intern for the Women's Center. She currently works in the Office of Legal Affairs, and hopes to network in DC with professionals in similar fields. She is interested in international relations, policy, law, and governmental organizations. Abigail hopes to find an internship in DC for this upcoming summer.

2019 CohortSenior, Political Science major

Willow is senior Political Science major from Lima, Ohio. She will graduate in December 2019. Willow serves as the Social Sciences Representative for the student government and is a founding member of the campus organization, Feminists United. She is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha. She plans to research sexual violence in Latinx communities within the U.S. She is passionate about issues related to race and gender equality, international relations, and immigration. Through Dayton2DC, she hopes to gain insight on law and graduate school options, specifically in the DC area. She is also interested in a summer internship.

2019 CohortJunior, Human Rights Studies major, Political Science
and Social Work minors

During her time at UD, Elyse has engaged in different human rights advocacy and research both locally and nationally. As a member of the 2019 DC Flyers Cohort, she looks to learn more about internship opportunities in DC with NGOs and government agencies centered around social justice and change.

2019 CohortJunior, Mechanical Engineering major,
Aerospace Engineering and International Studies minors

Jacob is from Dayton, expected to graduate in 2021 with a bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Chaminade Scholar, a Resident Assistant on campus, and he currently works for GE Aviation as a co-op, with his most recent rotation focused on manufacturing and software implementation. From the Dayton2DC trip, Jacob hopes to gain an understanding of Federal Law Enforcement and the Intelligence Community.

2019 CohortJunior, Political Science major,
International Business minor

Alexander is a junior Political Science major with a minor in International Business from Cincinnati. He expects to graduate in May 2020. For the 2018 midterm elections, he conducted exit polls and analyzed data to determine voting patterns. He co-wrote a political research paper recommended for publication. Last summer he was a reconciliation intern for the Cincinnati Reds. He is also involved in Amnesty International. Through Dayton2DC, he plans to explore opportunities within Political Science and Human Rights fields to obtain an internship.

2019 CohortSophomore, Discover Arts

Yulianna expects to graduate May 2021 as a Women and Gender Studies and Human Rights double major. She is looking for an internship in DC this summer with non-profit human rights organizations. From the Dayton2DC trip, she hopes to learn more about these non-profits, gain insight from UD alumni about graduate school and career options after graduation, and grow as person with these experiences.

2019 CohortSophomore, Criminal Justice Studies and
Sociology majors, Political Science minor

Megan is from Monroe, MI. She expects to graduate in May 2021. She interned at the Monroe County Prosecutor's Office in Michigan during the summer of 2018, and also volunteered with a juvenile offender rehabilitation program through the K12 Gallery in Dayton. She was accepted into the DC Flyers program for the summer of 2019, so she is pursuing an internship related to law, policy, and criminal justice reform.

2019 CohortPolitical Science and History majors,
Military Science minor

Samuel will graduate in May of 2020 and commission into the U.S. Army. He is the Vice President of Red Scare and serves as president of the Pershing Rifles. He worked in the archives to create a history display for the 100th anniversary of the ROTC program and served as camp counselor. The study of foreign relations is favorite aspect of political science, and he plans to attend graduate school for a masters in international relations. Samuel hopes to serve as tank commander and to transfer into the military intelligence field.

2019 CohortJunior, Criminal Justice major,
Psychology and Sociology minors

Sarah is from Dayton and plans to graduate in May 2020. She recently took a Federal Agency class taught by a Secret Service Agent that solidified her interest in Criminal Justice related jobs. Through the Dayton2DC trip she hopes to gain insight and connections into her intended line of work and to find an internship in the upcoming year that could lead to a job after graduation.

2019 CohortJunior, Political Science major, Pre-Law minor

Cierra is a junior Political Science major with a minor in Pre-Law. She plans to attend law school and hopes to pursue a career in politics with the well-being of others as her first priority. She is part of several student organizations and has volunteered for numerous political campaigns of local candidates in Dayton and Cincinnati. As part of the 2019 DC Flyers cohort, she hopes to gain experience in DC before spending the summer there.

2019 CohortSenior, Communication major,
Spanish and Sociology minors

Erica will graduate in December 2019. She serves as the acting Vice President of the Student Government Association and is an active member in Gamma Epsilon Lambda, a service fraternity. She also serves as vice president of the Pro-Life Club. She is interested in politics and hopes to use her degree to work as either a political journalist or in communications within a government agency.

2019 CohortSophomore, Accounting and Finance majors,
Management Information Systems minor

Jacob is from Greenville, Ohio and expects to graduate in 2021. He has tentative plans to attend law school with an emphasis in investment law. He is an analyst within the Davis Center for Portfolio Management, as well as part of the Chaminade Scholars cohort and Student Government. Last summer, he studied in China where he also worked as an RA. With the Dayton2DC program, Jacob intends to secure internships for the DC Flyers program, particularly with an intersection of finance and government.

2019 CohortSenior, Political Science major

Adam is a Political Science major from Hudson, Ohio. He will graduate in May 2019. He was the recruitment chair of Phi Alpha Delta, the international pre-law fraternity, and currently serves the Student Government Association (SGA) as a Senior Senator. His future plans have recently shifted away from law school, and he is looking forward to gaining insight into other career paths or internships possibilities.

2019 CohortJunior, Political Science major, Anthropology minor

Griffin is from Upper Arlington, OH and will graduate in May 2020. In 2018 he was elected president of Phi Kappa Psi. He serves as vice president of College Republicans. During fall 2016 Griffin was an intern with Senator Rob Portman’s Senatorial campaign, in summer 2018 he worked with the Congressional Leadership Fund during the special election in OH-12, and with the Securing Ohio’s Future in fall 2018. With this trip he plans to learn more about jobs and internships that are available in DC, and what career paths alumni have taken in Washington.


Department of Political Science

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